Bets Of The Day: Brother Tiger's claims look good for Lingfield sprint

Silvestre De Sousa rides one of Alan's selections at Lingfield on Friday
Silvestre De Sousa rides one of Alan's selections at Lingfield on Friday

With five winners from a successful stint last time, Alan Dudman returns to the chair with a couple of bets for Friday's racing at Chepstow and Lingfield...


"The veteran has a low draw in two and is very well treated from 77. A long time ago he finished second to Medicean Man, and he has been in deeper races worth plenty of money in the past. Hopefully he can recapture some sparkle and dash today."

Back Brother Tiger @ 11/2 in the 15:40 at Lingfield (price available on the Sportsbook)

13:50 Chepstow - Hornby to dictate with Ghinia


This 1m2f handicap presents a nice little poser, as recent winners Rum Swizzle and Perfect Quest come from different angles. The former has raced over 1m5f, and could well do without a tactical affair. The latter is tough and genuine and is armed with a narrow victory in a race over today's distance last time out, so she might not have too much in hand.

With that in mind, Ghinia looks the best handicapped horse in the race from a mark of 74, and this contest is a bit weaker than she normally competes in. You only have to go back to her seasonal reappearance in 2016 (where she finished second in a 0-90) to realise she is better than today's level.

Her latest run came at Windsor (first of the year), so she'll be fit, and she has the added bonus of a further drop of 2lb.

The other factor here could be the tactics. Ghinia might not be a natural over 1m2f as she has plenty of form over 1m. However, she can make the running, and I would be delighted to see Rob Hornby dictate here - especially as Rum Swizzle is a candidate for a bit of outpace action.

In 2016 she was rated 84, today she is 10lb lower, and the yard had a winner earlier this week too.


15:40 Lingfield - Tiger to roar again on the all-weather


Brother Tiger at his peak was a 93 horse, but after a series of poor and laboured efforts, the eight-year-old looks a faded force. But that doesn't mean he should be ignored for this sprint.

The Tiger has become a pussycat, but he has a chance from his current mark, and that's the only positive thing to come out of his recent runs. But make no mistake, this is a seriously fast sprinter on his day and has to his name a track record at Chelmsford. He has plenty of form at the Essex venue, and once enjoyed a tremendous speed tussle with the ever-so-quick Bosham. Thrilling stuff.

He also likes Lingfield, and his record here reads 12141182, and overall he has a strike-rate on the all-weather of 5-19.

The veteran has a low draw in two and is very well treated from 77. A long time ago he finished second to Medicean Man, and he has been in deeper races worth plenty of money in the past. Hopefully he can recapture some sparkle and dash today.


Friday's Recommended Bets

Back Ghinia 0.5pt @ 5/2 in the 13:50 at Chepstow (price available on the Sportsbook)
Back Brother Tiger 0.5pt @ 11/2 in the 15:40 at Lingfield (price available on the Sportsbook)


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